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Abstract

This IDC Energy Insights study presents the IDC Energy Insights analyst team's outlook for 2018, and the 24-months-and-beyond planning horizon, through the lens of the 10 predictions that make up, in IDC Energy Insights' view, the framework for IT and line-of-business decision makers' and influencers' planning and execution of technology-related initiatives in the year ahead.

"Lower oil and gas prices have not only have forced oil and gas companies to reduce costs but are also a catalyst. Oil and gas companies are optimizing processes, while setting aside innovation funding to digitally transform their business. Among the focus areas are: moving to cloud, applying mobility applications, integrated platforms for big data and analytics, advanced analytics and cognitive and other important initiatives such as Cybersecurity, and asset performance management (APM)," said Chris Niven, research director of Oil and Gas, IDC Energy Insights. "Our research shows that oil and gas companies are rapidly adopting new and innovative solutions that help automate all activities and bring a holistic view of operations with greater insight and control to become more resilient, agile, and adaptable to change."


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